José Antonio García, fifth at the Sagasti Memorial in Mungia

18 June, 2018

VIII Memorial Agustín Sagasti
Mungia-Mungia (136.8 km)

Miguel Angel Fernández (Baqué) won this Sunday in a Memorial Agustin Sagasti where Jose Antonio Garcia from Granada finished fifth and signed the best position of an active Polartec-Kometa U23. A rare, strange, intense start and many alternatives but conditioned by a neutralization.

A couple of heavy crashes kept the ambulances following the caravan busy, so as the regulations say, in the interests of safety, without ambulances you can’t compete, the race was temporarily stopped until you could resume your dispute. It’s not the first time this season has seen a circumstance like this.

“We leave very satisfied because the team has been in place at all times. Sometimes the result is not fair with the performance on the asphalt,” explains Rafa Diaz Justo, director of the Madrid formation.

“It’s been a crazy race, with many constant attacks. In a first escape we had representation with Pastor, an escape that has been in the lead for almost a lap and a half. Then the neutralisation took place. With two laps to go, the race started from scratch. And again, attacks, attacks and more attacks. We’ve managed to get Wesley into an escape that’s been going on for practically the last 12 kilometres”, says.

“Then, in the final attack that decided the race, we managed to include José Antonio and Ropero. The platoon would be all over them, but they were gassy. However, the sprint was complex, with curves and so on, and another rider who has opened up on his track has lost Joselillo a few meters that he has not been able to recover.  A weird sprint. Pure specialists like Viejo or Sureda have not placed, although the winner was one of the favourites a priori,” he concludes.

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